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Today's News - Monday, July 14, 2008

-- ArcSpace takes us to Alsop's The Public, and MAD in Inner Mongolia.
-- Ouroussoff and Andersen take long looks at China's new architecture (and politics) - the good, the bad, and the ugly (both must-reads!).
-- How changes in World Trade Organization rules could threaten city planning.
-- Could proposed changes to Seattle planning rules revitalize or swallow Little Saigon neighborhood?
-- Booth takes on two U.K. eco-town sites: just how green will they be?
-- Q&A with John Todd re: his plan for Appalachia that could be the design model of the future.
-- Some say Foster's plan for eco town on the Bulgarian could be the "biggest mistake of his career."
-- Weinstein on the changing face of sustainable design: it's fast losing its reputation for being "ugly."
-- Colleges need to walk-the-talk - and teach - sustainability.
-- Austin Williams talks about how the profession is being taken over by "box-ticking" and "social policy agendas."
-- Someone who finds plans for the High Line banal: "I'd been hoping for a utopia. Instead, I got sumac" (surely a voice in the wilderness).
-- Voelz Chandler says that after putting "the cart before the horse," Denver finally gets down to creating guidelines for its Civic Center.
-- Cries of "astonishing secrecy" over skyscraper cluster in London.
-- Hume previews AGO and likes what he sees: "This is Gehry as problem-solver, not icon maker."
-- Bayley on a new British school that points the way to a "vibrant and optimistic educational culture."
-- Russell raves about Wright's Martin House remake.
-- Kuma says architects should learn from sushi.
-- RFQ for Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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